PM flags off coronavirus vaccination drive

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India’s vaccination drive against the coronavirus.

A record 3 lakh healthcare workers across the country are scheduled to get vaccinated on the first day across 3,006 vaccination sites.

The prime minister said 30 crore people will be inoculated by the second phase of vaccination. The Centre has issued guidelines to states and Union Territories. It said vaccination is allowed only for those who are above the age of 18 years.

Women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy and lactating mothers should not receive the jibe.

India registered 15,158 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the overall count to 1,05,42,841. The country’s toll rose by 175 to 1,52,093.

India’s active cases stood at 2,11,033, while the number of recoveries reached 1,01,79,715. Asianet Online